30 July 2007

Warm, cuddly panda...

Shite... the perfect metaphor for China's economic miracle.
-- BEIJING, July 31 (Reuters) -- A Chinese wildlife research centre has come up with a novel idea to profit from panda poo -- make Olympic souvenirs out of it.

Researchers at the centre in Chengdu, capital of mountainous Sichuan province, had sculpted photo frames, bookmarks, fans and panda statues out of the 300 tonnes of the stuff produced by 60 giant pandas each year, state media said on Tuesday.